'Original GOAT': Twitterati get nostalgic after Ronaldinho's retirement, 10 GIFs that ruled internet!

'Original GOAT': Twitterati get nostalgic after Ronaldinho's retirement, 10 GIFs that ruled internet!

Watching him gave immense joy to his fans, who would still swear by the once-in-a-lifetime footballer

Remember the chip that deceived David Seaman in the 2002 World Cup?

The Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho officially announced his retirement, two years after his last appearance as a professional. Well yes, it was on the cards! The Brazilian 2002 World Cup winner was a midfielder who had an unbelievable precision and physics-defying goals. The 37-year-old last played in 2015 during a brief stint with Fluminense. Roberto Assis, his brother-cum-agent confirmed that Ronaldinho would not play again. The football magician shot to limelight when he scored all 23 goals in a 23–0 victory against a local team. Surreal, even if it has been scored against a weak opposition.

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The Brazilian midfielder’s five-year stint with Barcelona between 2003 and 2008 was his most successful one at club level, a period in which he bagged the Champions League in 2006 and Ballon D’Or in 2005 (most prestigious football recognition).

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Here is how Twitter reacted after the yesteryears star announced his retirement.

Ronaldinho may not have been the best when it came scoring goals, but he was ominous when it came to assists. Watching him gave immense joy to his fans, who would still swear by the once-in-a-lifetime footballer.

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